Nearing Valentine, we
usually entertain ourselves with a little game. Each of us
shares a story that reminds us of the rich lessons in love.
We will then decide which is the most heart touching story.
We think that this will allow us to comprehend some of the
craziest deeds that have been done in the name of love.
Our favourite happens to hinge on the rivalry between two
noble houses, and the forbidden love of their children,
Romeo and Juliet. Chance and destiny ordained that they
shall meet and become “star crossed lovers” with a sad,
This Valentine, let us
share our thoughts on this story with
you. A beautiful, chaste Veronese girl, Juliet, encounters
Romeo, who is passion incarnate, someone in love with love.
Typically adolescent, the lovers feel the same bliss, suffer
the same torments, and tackle the same obstacles young
lovers always have. One age-old note is that they must keep
their love a secret from their parents. The erotic appeal of
the forbidden lover also is an old theme, whether he is from
the enemy’s camp or just “the wrong side of the tracks.”
So is the notion of love as detachment, a force that pulls
you away from your family, your past, your friends, even
In the play, we see how reckless, volatile and short-lived
the emotion of love is, especially in young people.
The teenagers of Romeo and Juliet are hotheads, or hot
loins, who decide that they are mortally in love and must
marry immediately, though they have not exchanged a hundred
words. They keep reminding us how combustible love is and
how life itself burns like a brief, gorgeous spark in the
Their moonlit balcony scene was full of tenderness and
After such intimacy under the covers of night, their secret
marriage is certain. Then comes the impossibility of living
without one another.
After many obstacles, a set of dire confusions leads the
lovers to commit suicide. Ironically, the horror of their
deaths serves to reconcile the feuding families.
Thus, love is portrayed as an emissary force that can travel
between foes and conduct its own arbitration. Love can
certainly make bedfellows of enemies.
This timeless story explores the many consequences when we
open ourselves to love and to be loved. So are the many
other Valentine stories that delve into the many different
matters of the heart.
Comes Valentine, if there is someone that you truly love,
share with this person your favourite Valentine’s story and
make it a promise to enrich the relationship with the many
As you celebrate this Valentine’s Day, we at Pods and Petal
Giftlab invite you to bond deeply to your love ones. When
you order an
add-on gifts (such as our love bears,
chocolates or cakes), we can include a copy of this timeless
classic (at no extra cost) in your gifts or flowers.** This
is provided if Romeo and Juliet is also your favourite
From all the Hopeless Romantics
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